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‘Cold War’ artsy fartsy, would be cooler if it weren’t

4/10 After debuting in May 2018 at Cannes, where writer/director Paweł Pawlikowski won the festival’s best director award, and rolling out across several film markets overseas over a period of months, Polish- and French-language period drama Cold War has finally … Continue reading

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‘Serenity’ swallowed by its distributor over big dumb twist

2/10 After acquiring the distribution rights to Serenity in February 2018, Aviron Pictures set a Sept. 28 release date, where it would have competed against nothing even vaguely memorable, and later pushed that back to Oct. 19, where it would … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip- Confusing Oscar race is set as box office suffers worst Super Bowl weekend in almost 20 years

Super Bowl weekend is always bad news for the box office, but this was one of the worst weekends in history, with movies only making $73.4 million total, with no individual film making even as much as $10 million. Glass … Continue reading

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‘Beale Street’ a major step up for already stellar Barry Jenkins

9/10 In 2017, I was unimpressed with Moonlight’s upset Best Picture win over La La Land. Two years later, now that writer/director/producer Barry Jenkins’ followup If Beale Street Could Talk has been strangely passed over in terms of Academy Award … Continue reading

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‘The Favourite,’ and with good reason

9/10 The Favourite is at once a fearsome period drama and a no-holds-barred, pitch-black  comedy about power, sex and sass. It queers a fascinating historical power struggle and brings it perfectly into the Trump era. In 1708 during the War of … Continue reading

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